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A Planned Parenthood ad has recently gone viral for encouraging kids to use puberty blockers. Transgenderism in children — which the video promotes — often masks other issues in a child's life.
Gender dysphoria is an effect of undiagnosed and improperly treated mental illnesses. Some doctors don't care about providing the best help for the patient because there are financial incentives to use "transitioning" hormones and surgery.
Puberty blocker ad put out by Planned Parenthood, which tells children that they can get puberty blockers to "put their puberty on hold" pic.twitter.com/yjHXpevEMk— �� Inside The Classroom (@EITC_Official) October 3, 2022
Earlier this month, Project Veritas unveiled how doctors with a pro-trans group admitted some people who go through transitioning regret the decision.
Dr. Daniel Metzger of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health said of trans regret, "It's there, and I don't think any of that surprises us."
He continued, "I think when we are doing informed consent, I know that's still a big lacuna, of — that we're just, 'do it.' We try to talk about it, but most of the kids are nowhere in any kind of brain space to really talk about it in a serious way."
In 2017, Church Militant spoke to Dr. Michelle Cretella, former president of the American College of Pediatricians. She believes "the transition-affirming protocol is child abuse."
In a press release, she explained the procedure only furthers a political agenda: "Chemical castration and the surgical mutilation of children is not 'therapy,'" she said. "It is cold, calculated, institutionalized child abuse at the hands of those charged with healing."
In a commentary for The Daily Signal, she noted 75–95% of prepubescent children outgrow gender distress "after passing naturally through puberty."
Church Militant has also spoken several times with detransitioner Walt Heyer. Heyer lived as a woman for eight years before reclaiming his biological sex. He now helps others overcome gender dysphoria and has his own website.
One article on Heyer's site says in July, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration added a warning to puberty blockers. The agency highlighted a serious side effect — a surge of spinal-fluid pressure on the brain. This can cause "headaches, nausea, double vision, and even permanent vision loss," it said. The agency found six cases in females ages 5–12.
During a 2019 event hosted by the Heritage Foundation, Heyer argued, "We shouldn't be surprised when we hear about the early sexualization of children being involved with this — that's growing to proportions that we never could have imagined happening."
Based on his own psychological research, Heyer noted "people who identify with gender identity disorder also have disorders like body dysmorphia, they have autogynephiliasvestic fetishes. They have other psychological issues that cause them to behave as a transgender. They're not born transgender."
Other research supports Heyer's conclusions.
A 2014 study found 62.7% of those diagnosed with gender dysphoria suffer from mental illness. A 2021 study acknowledges the illnesses can include mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, location on the autism spectrum, and persistent suicidal thoughts or self-harm. Also, multiple studies confirm 50% of trans youths attempt suicide.
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